RE: [gardeners] Roses

Jann (
Mon, 09 Jun 2003 10:03:28 -0500

This bush (looking more like a tree) has had beautiful, abundant foilage 
for years, but no blooms. It is in an isolated area on the property but Ed 
would 'prune' and putz around with it all the time. Now, blooms!! Thanks 
for the info!


At 12:09 AM 6/9/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Janni, deadheading your roses will encourage more flowers.  Enjoy the
>blooms.  When a few of the pedals blow off...then take your pruners and
>find where the first five leaf branch is under the bloom...cut just
>above it.  The rose, if healthly, will sprout up a new vine at that
>point and bloom more.
>Actually, it sounds like this is not a healthy rose. It might be
>virused...which is why it hasn't bloomed.  Or it could be lack of food
>or water.  I had roses that did poorly last year and had very yellow
>leaves and only a few flowers...but I didn't understand rose care last
>year and didn't feed them.  This year I fed the roses...they have
>healthy leaves and are blooming like mad.  Turned out to be a lack of
>rose food.  I've gotten two vases of flowers from them already...last
>year, not even one vase all summer long.
>Good luck and enjoy your blooms!
>Wendy Van Camp
>wvancamp @
> > -----Original Message-----
>: [gardeners] Roses
> >
> > We have ONE rose bush we planted about 7 years ago. This year is the
> > year it has bloomed, lots of medium sized dark red roses. Should we
> > off the blooms that are finished and cut the branches back?
> >
> > Janni